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There are 7 ways to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Piopio by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly to Taupo, drive

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Taupo (TUO)
  2. Drive from Taupo to Piopio

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Auckland International Airport to Hamilton - Central
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton - Central to Piopio

Fly to New Plymouth, bus

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to New Plymouth (NPL)
  2. Take the bus from Waitara to Piopio

Fly to Tauranga, drive

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Tauranga (TRG)
  2. Drive from Tauranga to Piopio

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Papakura to Otorohanga
  2. Take the bus from Otorohanga to Piopio

Train, bus via Hamilton

  1. Take the train from Puhinui Train Station to Hamilton Rotokauri
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton - Central to Piopio

Drive

  1. Drive from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Piopio

Auckland Airport (AKL) to Piopio by bus

The bus journey time between Auckland Airport (AKL) and Piopio is around 5h 9m and covers a distance of around 218 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by InterCity, the Auckland Airport (AKL) to Piopio bus service departs from Auckland International Airport and arrives in Piopio. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

4 Weekly Buses
5h 9m Average Duration
$47 Cheapest Price
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Auckland Airport (AKL) → Piopio
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Piopio is 0800 358 5453.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Piopio is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Piopio is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0800 358 5453.

Last updated: 2 Jul 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Piopio is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 2h 34m.

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The fastest way to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Piopio is to drive which takes 2h 34m and costs $45 - $70.

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No, there is no direct bus from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Piopio. However, there are services departing from Auckland International Airport and arriving at Piopio via Hamilton - Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 9m.

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The distance between Auckland Airport (AKL) and Piopio is 164 km. The road distance is 215.5 km.

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The best way to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Piopio without a car is to bus which takes 5h 9m and costs $45 - $80.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Piopio, including transfers.

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Auckland Airport (AKL) to Piopio bus services, operated by InterCity, depart from Auckland International Airport station.

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The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to Taupo Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Auckland Airport (AKL) to Piopio bus services, operated by InterCity, arrive at Piopio station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Auckland Airport (AKL) to Piopio is 215 km. It takes approximately 2h 34m to drive from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Piopio.

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Map of how to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Piopio.
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  • Distance: 163.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 53m

What companies run services between Auckland Airport (AKL), New Zealand and Piopio, New Zealand?

You can take a bus from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Piopio via Hamilton - Central in around 5h 9m.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Taupo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Auckland to New Plymouth
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Auckland to Tauranga
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Train operators
KiwiRail
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Papakura to Otorohanga
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Waikato Regional Council
Website
aucklandtransport.govt.nz
Train from Puhinui Train Station to Hamilton Rotokauri
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
aucklandtransport.govt.nz
Busit
Phone
+64 800 205 305
Email
busit@waikatoregion.govt.nz
Website
busit.co.nz
Train from Puhinui Station to Hamilton Rotokauri
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
busit.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waitara to Piopio
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Auckland International Airport to Hamilton - Central
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Hamilton - Central to Piopio
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Otorohanga to Piopio
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
InterCity
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InterCity

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Auckland Airport to Taupo Airport.

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